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Archbishop Monsignor Barsi presided in the St Nicholas Church on Monday, December 4, for the celebration of the traditional Saint Barbara Mass, an early Christian Greek saint and martyr. The Saint is ”the patron and protector” of the Fire Brigade.
The church service took place in the presence of Colonel Luc Fringant, Commander Superior of the Public Forces representing the Sovereign Prince, and Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior representing the Minister of State, and numerous Monegasque and French Authorities.
A garden bears the Saint’s name in Monaco. Located in the extension of the Jardin Saint Martin, it runs along the southeast facade of the Rock. It was built around 1830 during the reign of Prince Honoré V.
During his annual address to the press, National Council President Stéphane Valeri was optimistic for 2022, saying "there are reasons to hope that we can get back to a quasi-normal life.”
Nice Côte d’Azur airport ended 2021 with over 6.5 million passengers passing through, higher than expected and fuelled mainly by a strong summer season and the return of long-haul flights.
It is expected to be another mild, sunny weekend at the region’s ski resorts with plenty of standing snow, while Valberg will be hosting a Monte-Carlo Rallye event on Friday.
The celebration of Sainte Devote, Monaco’s Patron Saint, will be held next week, and again this year the Principality is taking adapted measures to ensure the health and safety of all who wish to participate.